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Sonoma County Fires Fact Sheet — Monday, Nov. 6, 2017

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Nov. 6th, 2017

SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — With the recent wildfires 100 percent contained and most of its businesses open, Sonoma County's hospitality community is strong and committed to providing guests with a world-class welcome and unforgettable experiences.

Thousands of vineyard acres, hundreds of thriving wineries, stunning ocean bluffs and beaches, ancient redwood groves, and miles of pristine trails are waiting to be explored. Visitors are invited discover fine wines, cold beers, farm-fresh cuisine, natural beauty, and resilient spirt.

Here are some quick facts about the area:

      • Sonoma County is large — more than 1 million acres in size. More than 90 percent of Sonoma County, California, isn’t affected by the recent fires.
      • The majority of Sonoma County hospitality businesses are open, see www.sonomacounty.com.
      • All major highways throughout Sonoma County are open to traffic.
      • Many events throughout Sonoma County are happening as planned. Find out more at www.sonomacounty.com/events.
      • Fall harvest specials and discounts make this the ideal time to come see the beauty of Sonoma County’s vineyards, stunning coastline, and rolling hills. Find delightful offers from romantic inns, world-class resorts, spas, wineries, acclaimed restaurants, and more at www.sonomacounty.com/sonoma-listings/deals
      • Several trip itineraries show the many ways to explore Sonoma County. For example, embark on an iconic California road trip along the famous Highway 1. Discover the destination’s rich culinary reputation in a bite-sized two-day itinerary. Explore wine gems, including classic wineries as well as bubbly new treasures. Find these and other itineraries at www.sonomacounty.com/activities/trip-itineraries.
      • 2017 winegrape harvest was 90 percent complete at the onset of the fires. The grapes are crushed and the juice is in the tanks.
      • Close to 98 percent of Sonoma County’s more than 425 wineries were not damaged by the fires.
      • Sonoma County is part of the San Francisco Bay Area, in Northern California’s celebrated wine country, around 30 miles north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge; bordered by Marin, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino counties, the Pacific Ocean, and the San Pablo Bay.
      • Fans of the area can support Sonoma County wineries, breweries, cheese makers, farmers, and local artisans. Purchases of items that were bottled in, made in, grown in, brewed in or otherwise came from Sonoma County help local families recover economically.
      • Donate to recovery efforts. Local non-profits like the North Bay Fire Relief, www.redwoodcu.org/northbayfirerelief; and Sonoma County Resilience Fund, www.sonomacf.org/sonoma-county-resilience-fund 

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Sonoma County, located 30 miles north of San Francisco, provides a genuine and adventurous Wine Country experience, featuring more than 425 wineries, 100-plus organic farms, acclaimed restaurants, a thriving arts community, and 50-plus miles of stunning Pacific coast.

For a free visitors guide or information on hotels, wineries, events, spas, attractions, and dining in Sonoma County, visit www.sonomacounty.com or call 707-522-5800 or 800-576-6662.